Shimmer Women Athletes (2007–2009, 2011)
On October 13, 2007, she made her debut in Shimmer Women Athletes as Ashley Lane. On the taping of Volume 15 of their DVD series, she teamed with Lorelei Lee in a losing effort to Portia Perez and Nicole Matthews. On the tapings of Volume 16, Lane made her in-ring debut against Alexa Thatcher in a losing effort.
Lane then began teaming with Nevaeh, and they made their team debut in losing to The Experience (Lexie Fyfe and Malia Hosaka) on the Volume 17 taping, then scoring a win against The Minnesota Homewrecking Crew (Lacey and Rain) on Volume 18. On the tapings of Volume 19, Lane competed in a battle royal, which was won by Jetta. Later that tapings, Lane teamed up with Nevaeh where they beat the duo of Veronika Vice and Cat Power, and then lost to The International Home Wrecking Crew (Rain and Jetta) on Volume 20. On October 19, Lane and Nevaeh emerged victorious from a six-team tag team gauntlet match to crown the first Shimmer Tag Team Champions. Later in the evening, they successfully defended the belts against the Canadian NINJAs (Portia Perez and Nicole Matthews). On the tapings of Volume 23, Lane and Neveah successfully defended their titles against The International Home Wrecking Crew (Rain and Jetta) in a two out of three falls match. At the tapings of Volume 25, Lane and Neveah successfully defented their title against Amazing Kong and Sara Del Ray. At Volume 26 on May 3, 2009, Lane and Nevaeh lost the Shimmer Tag Team Championship to the NINJAs.
At the tapings of Volume 27, Lane teamed up with Naveah in a losing effort to the team of Melanie Cruise and Wesna Busic in a tag-team match. At the tapings of Volume 28, Lane and Naveah defeated the team of Kacey Diamond and Sassy Stephie. Because of agreement with Shimmer Women Athletes and Ring of Honor, Lane made her debut for Shimmer's sister promotion Ring of Honor on April 19, 2008, where she competed in a Four Corner Survival match against Daizee Haze, Lacey, and MsChif won by MsChif. Lane made a second appearance at Southern Hostility pay-per-view on December 6 in a match against Haze, Sara Del Rey, and Serena Deeb. Lane leaft ROH after debuted in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) as Madison Rayne on the January 8 episode of TNA Impact!.
On October 1, 2011, Lane returned to Shimmer as fan favorite, calling out former partner Nevaeh for turning on MsChif and Jessie McKay during a tag team match. Nevaeh in turn claimed that Lane had turned her back on Shimmer by leaving the promotion in 2009, which led to a brawl between the two. Later in the same event, Nevaeh defeated Lane in her return match. At the tapings of Volume 44, Lane teamed with Mia Yim in a losing effort against the team of Nevaeh and Sassy Stephie.
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